With modern life and increasing levels of education, more consumers are demanding information about how the delicious food they consume ends up on their dinner plates.
Businesses that provide food to consumers also have a lot to consider. Every farmer, food business operator and vendor is responsible for some form of food management. Organizing deliveries, arranging suppliers and calculating food costs are all part of the supply chain process.
But lately, especially with the rising cost of food in our country, the details of these processes have become a matter of curiosity for almost everyone. I don’t know, maybe, at least for our country, the question of why a tomato that costs 1 lira in the field costs 20 lira in the market is more important than food safety. One way or another, making these processes properly traceable has become important for all of us.
The food supply chain is complex as it involves every touch point of a food item from farm to fork. Depending on the type of food involved, there may be multiple stages in the process, such as farm, processing, distribution and retailer. Here are a few challenges this process faces and what you need to know about five ways to optimize the food supply chain.